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What Do You Know About Inhalant Abuse?

Many American teenagers experiment with intoxicating inhalants. These substances are deadly, however, for 100 to 200 youths in the U.S. each year. Find out more about inhalant abuse by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

1. Inhalants are rarely abused by teens today.
2. Most people don't see inhalants as being as dangerous as alcohol, cocaine or heroin.
3. Inhalants can be deadly.
4. Inhalant abuse is most common among older teens.
5. Inhalants are easy to get and cheap to come by.
6. Nitrous oxide is called "laughing gas."
7. Toluene is a commonly abused inhalant found in spray paints.
8. The number of common products that contain inhalants known as volatile solvents has not increased by much.
Online Medical Reviewer: Holloway, Beth Greenblatt, RN, MEd
Online Medical Reviewer: Perez, Eric, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2016

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